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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks

The Girl in the Park

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Random House Children's Books
Stars: 4/5
Young Adult, Mystery! Two types of books I love in one! The story switches back from present day to the past when she is reminiscing. It does show that what you see/think isn't necessarily what is true, that your feelings can get in the way of your reasoning and thinking. Set in NYC, Rain knew she had very few people on her side due to Wendy's actions, but she was still determined to find the person that murdered her former best friend. She also wanted people to know that Wendy was somemore more than a "boyfriend stealer". That she did mean something to others.

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